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MERES ET FILLES_ArguThe Story

When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn the whole of Los Angeles into a lifeless desert, one scientist believes she knows why it is happening. But, in order to prove her theory, she must expose the greed of a giant corporation out to make money. It’s now a race against time to stop a catastrophe from happening.

Note: this film is also called “City on Fire” in some markets.

Personal Comments

The film is unwatchable.

There’s no shame in admitting that, especially since I had nothing to do with the production — or the numerous rewrites that took an okay script down to the basement of Terrible and beat it with the Suck Stick. It was written in two-weeks for a low-budget production company that, in addition to its booming business in disaster movies, ran a no-budget gay TV network.

As a starving screenwriter, they said two magic things that got me to take on the various challenges and indignities to churn out a script and attach my name to pure, unadulterated crap: it’ll get made and you’ll get paid. It was and I did. Ten rewrites I had nothing to do with and a co-screenwriter I’ve never met later, behold the magic that resulted. (On second thought, don’t. Your brain is far too important to have it sucked out your eyes.)

Am I complaining? No. I was treated fairly. What they did with what they bought is their business. There’s an element of zen required to survive in this business and I have it over this script. The film was released theatrically here and around the world — my first!! — and again on pay TV and DVD.

Check out the IMDB page here.

My original description of the film:

“Heat: It envelops the City. The ground radiates. Building tops blister. People bake. Doctor Katherine Kroft knows that things are only going to get worse.  A freak confluence of events threatens to incinerate her beloved city and only her smarts and resolve can hope to put things right.

But a strange series of deaths opens Kate’s eyes to a far deeper — and older — problem, an ancient plague that threatens to destroy the entire world. With the temperature rising and resources dwindling, how can she hope to save the world?

A motion picture from Regent Entertainment.”

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